Fresh off its world-dominating streak
in the desktop graphics market, AMD set sights on notebook territory
; now, according to "people familiar with the matter," the company's scored a big win there, too. Sources told Reuters
that the chipmaker's notebook CPUs will power 109 different laptops over the months to come, compared to only 40 laptop models last year. It seems part of the newfound success is attributable to HP -- which announced twelve mainstream 'tops
just last week -- but we're more interested in the mysterious quad-core Phenom II X4 machines leaking out the likes of Acer
. What can we say? We're suckers for a surprise, especially of the portable, multi-threaded variety.